State releases advisory for events with swine

Person on Maui had confirmed variant of H3N2v influenza virus

Published  11:08 AM HST Aug 20, 2012
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HONOLULU -

The Hawaii Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture is recommending certain actions be adopted by events and programs where there may be contact between humans and swine.

These recommendations are being emphasized due to the recent confirmation of a variant influenza virus H3N2v in a person who had close contact with domestic swine on Maui.

Public health and animal health officials have similar concerns over larger outbreaks that have occurred recently in other states, including Indiana and Ohio.  These recommendations were established to protect both human and animal health.

Regarding Animal Event Organizers

Recommendations for the public

Recommendations for livestock program and show managers and swine exhibitors:

For information relating to human health, contact the DOH Disease Investigation Branch Duty Officer at 808-586-4586.  To view the CDC HEALTH ADVISORY, August 3, 2012, go to: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/HAN/han00325.asp

For information or to report suspected animal health issues, contact HDOA's Animal Disease Control Branch on Oahu at 808-483-7106 during normal business hours or after hours, call 808-837-8092.

Please visit the Hawaii Department of Agriculture website for more information and links to other resources: http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/ldc/h3n2v-influenza-case

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